LakeI have been writing poems for over forty years.  This website is intended to make some of them accessible to the general public. A friend jokingly called this enterprise, the next giant step toward oblivion.  I don't believe that, but I confess, I am a bit fearful of the public. I write because I enjoy writing, not because I want attention.  I am uncomfortable with the negative attention of criticism and sometimes with the false-feeling flattery of praise.  Yet I am a fan of honesty and sincerity.

I just want people to accept and enjoy what I have to offer if they so desire. I want you, who stumble across these pages, to read and/or listen to my sample of poems and if you enjoy them, buy one of my books. If you want to know who I am, read my biography. If you want to know what types of poems I write, read my poetry.


Belinda Subraman in Dusty Dog wrote of my first book, Rural News, when it came out in 1991,

“David displays earthy wisdom in his various chosen topics. It is often surprising the beauty and depth he achieves in just a few simple lines.”